GROW: Psychedelic Garden a success!
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the GROW: Psychedelic Garden at Mint Green music festival! Sensible Reason had a blast while listening to ConArtist and Ink Line, smoking a 5ft brass hooka in our Sensible Reason hooka lounge, opening our minds with the Psy-Ballet, or making beautiful t-shirts at the Oxfam booth. But more than just fun, the Psychedelic Garden was also enlightening: people considered why it was important to vote, and then did so at the HeadCount booth; festival goers recognized the beauty and delicacy of nature, thanks to plant donations made by the Manuta Home Depot; and finally, people learned information about world hunger issues and then were able to take action at the Oxfam America booth. In the midst of a unique and creative “garden,” talk often turned to awareness and consciousness. When you walked throughout the festival, the awareness continued and festival goers were mindful of their impact on the people and environment around them in ways that I simply cannot explain.
The experience in the garden was unique and amazing! It was by far the highlight of the festival and it could not have been done without the help of our friends. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter page: the Psychedelic Garden simply would not have happened without you!
We also want to thank the Mint Green festival. The festival had the strongest sense of community we have ever felt. Everyone had such fun and positive energy that just flowed throughout the festival; you could sense that everyone felt that they were a contributing member to this experience. Even the bathroom attendant was awesome (and probably the most popular person at the festival)! The music was also some of the best I’ve heard in a long time; every artist was on fire.
Finally, I want to thank our partners who contributed to the Psychedelic Garden: Officially OutRageUs, Oxfam America, HeadCount, Binghamtronica Production Group, ZEN~*~KITTY Creations, Mantua Home Depot, and Girl Scouts Troop #2081. Without your contributions, the Psychedelic Garden would not have been the immersive and multi-dimensional experience that it was.
Here are some teaser photos from the event. Many more are to come!